Hi all! It's that time of the year where we invite all the OzBargain users to participate in
some load testing OzBargain Bargain Hunt! It's starting tomorrow morning and we are giving away $11,000+ worth of gift cards and goodies. Here's the summary:
- Starts at 12:00PM AEST on Wednesday 22 June 2022
- Finishes at 11:59PM AEST on Friday 24 June 2022
- Around $3,000 worth of gift cards (100x $20, 20x $50) and 50x OzBargain T-shirts will popup at random places.
- 10x $100 gift cards, some electronics and some NVIDIA GeForce's & AMD Radeon's will popup on specific pages on OzBargain, and I will be posting hints in comments in this post.
What treasure hunt?!
OzBargain Treasure Hunt is a site-wide event that we've been running almost every year since 2015. Not much has changed since then, and this year's format would be very similar to last year's (hence I haven't even bothered to change the picture in the examples below). Basically various prizes will popup on the site throughout the day during the hunt. You'll need to do a bit of scrolling as they pops up in the middle of the page. Here's an example from last year:
When a prize pops up on a page, it won't stay there forever. The "Click to Reveal" banner will disappear after 20 seconds without interaction. However after you click on the prize, it will reveal what the prize is and allow you to claim it.
After you have claimed the prize, it will be added to your inventory, which is available on the Marketplace page (that page will be enabled 2 hours before the hunt starts). Marketplace would be very important in the later part of the hunt. You can add at most 4 items to your inventory — prizes basically would stop popping up on OzBargain once your inventory is full.
On the Marketplace page, you can
- See what prizes you have in your inventory.
- Drop prizes to vacate your inventory. Dropped prize will be back to the wild, ready to be picked up by other OzBargainers.
- Put your prizes on the marketplace for trading.
- See what prizes other users have put on the marketplace.
- Request / Accept / Reject trades.
Trading is important because many prizes come in multiple parts — and you can only claim the final prize when you have collected all the parts!
Feel free to use private messages or this forum to organise trades.
Here are the prizes for the OzBargain Treasure Hunt this year:
- Gift Cards
- 100x $20 Prezzee Gift Cards
- 20x $50 Prezzee Gift Cards
- 10x $100 Prezzee Gift Cards
- 50x OzBargain T-shirt (same design as last year's, Gildan 5000)
- 2x Apple AirPods Pro (2 parts)
- 2x Nintendo Switch Neon (2 parts)
- 2x LEGO Vespa 125
- 2x Xbox Series S (2 parts)
- 2x Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
- 2x Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (2 parts)
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (2 parts)
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (2 parts)
- AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (2 parts)
- AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT (2 parts)
- AMD Radeon RX 6600 (2 parts)
The list of gadgets were from GoNuts deals at Click Frenzy Mayhem this year, except we removed all the more expensive phones, TV, laptop and PS5, double all the other gadgets that are giving away.
As of graphics cards — these are by far the most popular products posted on OzBargain recently — almost 700 video card related deals so far this financial year. For the winners — I'll just order whatever is on sale / reasonably priced product that contains the chip, so might not be the brand that you are thinking of.
Note the prizes with "(2 parts)" — you'll need to collect both part 1 (floating around during the hourly drop) and part 2 in order to win the prize.
Where to look?
$20 & $50 gift cards, T-shirt and most of the "part 1" prizes will be gradually released on OzBargain. They may be found on OzBargain front page, new deals page, or any deals/competition/forum page from this financial year (July 2021 to June 2022). However the chance that they appear is governed by probability, of around 1-2% per page view.
All the other prizes are released at specific time and location. A hint will be posted as comment in this thread about the location of that prize. Here's the schedule:
Wednesday 22 June 12:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 13:00 - LEGO Vespa 125 14:00 - Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 15:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 16:00 - Apple AirPods Pro (2/2) 17:00 - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (2/2) 18:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 19:00 - Xbox Series S (2/2) 20:00 - AMD Radeon RX 6600 (2/2) 21:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 Thursday 23 June 10:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 11:00 - AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT (2/2) 12:00 - Nintendo Switch Neon (2/2) 13:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 14:00 - Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 16:00 - LEGO Vespa 125 16:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 17:00 - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (2/2) 18:00 - Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 19:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 20:00 - Xbox Series S (2/2) 21:00 - Apple AirPods Pro (2/2) Friday 24 June 10:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 11:00 - Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 12:00 - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (2/2) 13:00 - Prezzee eGift Card $100 14:00 - Nintendo Switch Neon (2/2) 15:00 - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (2/2)
I'll post a comment containing the hint of the prize. Here is an example. A comment like this might be posted at 12PM:
Location hint for Prezzee eGift Card $100
What was the most voted deal in last year's Black Friday / Cyber Monday event?
The answer is this Mastercard / Amazon AU deal, which you'll be able to find the $100 Prezzee gift card. You'll have to be quick though, as other OzBargainers are also fighting for those prizes.
The last prize will drop at 3PM on Friday, but the event will officially conclude at 11:59PM on Friday, giving traders in Marketplace plenty of time to finalise their transactions.
OzBargain Treasure Hunt is open to OzBargain members, and
- You are not currently in penalty box
- Your account was created before this post. I am blocking new accounts from accessing the treasure hunt to stop people creating multiple accounts to game the system.
Also any attempt of scripting / gaming the system would result your account(s) banned.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is adblocker okay?
Yes, prizes will still show up when you use adblocker on OzBargain.
Q: Is mobile okay?
Yes, mobile browsers should not have any issue.
Q: Is dark mode okay?
Q: Where do the prizes pop up?
It will always be below the fold, i.e. requiring you to scroll down at least one full page. It pops up when the page is loaded, but will disappear after 20 seconds.
Q: I am getting error "This item has already been claimed" when I try to click on Claim This button! What's going on?
A prize can simultaneously pop up on many ozbargainers' browsers, but only the first person clicking on "Claim This" will actually add the prize to his/her inventory. Others will get the error message after clicking on "Claim This" button. It's like multiple people can simultaneous spot a $50 notes on the floor, but only the first person who takes the action to pick it up can claim it.
Q: How do I get the prize after claiming?
After the competition has ended, a form will appear on your Treasure Hunt marketplace page for you to fill in your postal details, and I'll try to order in the prizes and send them out a week after the comp has finished.
If you've only won the egift card prizes, we only need your email address to send the card to you.